MMA: Francis Ngannou beats Ciryl Gane and retains his world title

Francis Ngannou s'impose devant Ciryl Gane
Ngannou beats Ciryl Gane and retains his world title

Francis Ngannou won his duel against Ciryl Gane this January 23, 2022 in Anaheim (Western United States). The Cameroonian beat the Frenchman by unanimous decision, after dominating him in wrestling. He thus retains his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) world heavyweight title.


The Cameroonian won his duel against Frenchman Ciryl Gane on Sunday 23 January. He thus retains his title of world heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the largest mixed martial arts league (MMA). "The Predator", who had promised his challenger a knockout, finally won by unanimous decision. Rather dominated in the first two rounds by the Frenchman, Francis Ngannou recovered in the last three rounds, dominating his opponent in wrestling.

Francis Ngannou shows his wrestling skills With a lot of speed, explosiveness and mobility, the native of Batié (Cameroon) succeeded in tackling Ciryl Gane to the ground, which nobody had ever done before in the UFC. Francis will use this strategy to drain his opponent of his energy. He multiplied his holds on Gane, often with force. The result: he was unanimously declared the winner by the three judges after 25 minutes of fighting (48-47, 48-47 and 49-46). "It's a great relief tonight, the last ten months have not been easy," Francis Ngannou told RMC Sport.

"The most important thing was to keep a cool head. Using wrestling was a possibility, even if it wasn't specifically planned." After this great victory, the new superstar of combat sports now dreams of facing the British Tyson Fury, in boxing.

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